Anderson University will welcome Bart Campolo, president of Mission Year in Philadelphia, as the keynote speaker during Spiritual Emphasis Week, October 25-28. The Anderson University office of Spiritual Life and Counseling Services sponsors Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) once each semester to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker. In conjunction with SEW, a campus-wide prayer walk will be offered on Monday, Oct. 25, at 9 p.m. at Warner Auditorium. Spiritual Emphasis Week will feature two chapel/convocations, two evening services and a worship concert lead by AU's own Sarah McLaughlin.
Founded in 1988 by Campolo and his wife, Marty, Mission Year is a national Christian service program that recruits young adults to join outreach teams that live and work in inner-city neighborhoods in partnership with strong local churches. Bart also created Kingdom Works Urban Youthworkers Conference, which annually unites more than 1,200 inner-city youth for training and inspiration. He is also the author of "Kingdomworks: True Stories about God and His People in Inner-City America".
Bart's engaging style and commitment to the Gospel have made him a popular speaker in the United States and internationally. He currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife and their children, Miranda and Roman.
The public is cordially invited to hear Campolo several times during this week of services. The admission-free services will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium and again at 5:30 p.m. in Byrum Hall. Campolo will speak again on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Byrum Hall and Thursday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium. There will also be a worship concert featuring Sarah McLaughlin on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Byrum Hall.
For more information about Spiritual Emphasis Week, contact the Anderson University office of Spiritual Life and Counseling at 765-641-4203.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, theology and nursing.